Ageing differently

A whole class of people the same age live different lives. Some have spent their years working and reaching for the their best and others may have settled for a calmer vision of life. These different goals, wants and needs affect how we think, exercise and eat. New motivations or trends have all demographics trying something new every week in fitness and skin care but as new trends aren’t or proved to be a permanent “cure” it’s tiring to pay attention or try. In the past many people perceived ageing in from unique opinions and views. For many turning 50 was the beginning of an old life and you had become elderly at 50 years old.

But this new generation have agreed that you can be as old as you feel, especially if you take great care of yourself; social media welcomes all that embed positivity in starting a new life whenever you’re ready and not having to “complete” everything before retirement. Getting older can often mean learning to cope with different health problems — but again, different people face different issues.

Genetics play a significant role in how fast you age, so if your parents aged really well, that may be the case for you too. Your skin’s thickness, colour, and vascularity can determine how quickly damage or signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles appear.When it comes to ageing, some people are just luckier.

On the other hand, those who may not pace a healthy “anti-ageing” way of life may see their health gradually face challenging circumstances. By the time we are in our 50s, most of us have at least one age-related health condition.

Most common stages of ageing are:

Biological Ageing

This is the type of aging most people are familiar with, since it refers to the various ways the human body naturally changes over time. Biological aging can also affect digestion, the spine, joints, vital organs, and other parts that help with movement and daily functioning. Hearing, vision, and oral health can also be affected by biological issues.

Psychological Ageing

This type of ageing is largely related to behaviour, but it also includes general perception and reactions to the immediate environment. Psychological ageing is related to changes in the brain and, in some cases, changes in cognitive capabilities could affect problem-solving, emotions, and subjective reactions to situations.

Social Ageing

This refers to how social habits and behaviours change over time. It also includes the individual’s role in relation to society as a whole and people in their age group. There are some things seniors can do to age well socially.

Recommendations typically involves:

  • Maintaining healthy relationships with friends and family members
  • Exploring new ways to socially engage as life circumstances change


Majority of celebrities show confidence and positivity when asked about ageing and how they feel going through distinct changes. Actress Helen Mirren and TV presenters Carol Vorderman and Davina McCall all confidently express how ageing is different for all but it’s never a barrier nor do they see it as a condition.

In a short interview Helen Mirren said “It’s much better to age disgracefully! … My mother once said, ‘Never worry about getting older,’“

Davina McCall mentioned that “Getting older is brilliant because you feel happier in your own skin.”


Altogether we age differently and if you take care of yourself, you’ll know there’s much more to see and do.